A new shaftwork targeting model for Total Sites

Ali Ghannadzadeh, Simon Perry, Robin Smith

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    Estimation of cogeneration potential prior to the design of the central utility system for Total Sites, is vital to set targets on site fuel demand as well as heat and power production. This paper introduces a new shaftwork targeting model, termed the Iterative Bottom-to-Top Model (IBTM), in order to facilitate the targeting stage and also eliminate the need for simulation of the steam turbine networks. The advantages of the IBTM are presented through a comparative study of the main shaftwork targeting models on different configurations of steam turbine network. Finally, a refinery plant has been briefly analyzed to highlight the importance of a reliable shaftwork targeting model to identify the areas in which heat recovery projects should be focused. Copyright © 2011, AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)917-922
    Number of pages5
    JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • Cogeneration potential
    • Comparative studies
    • Fuel demand
    • Heat and power
    • Heat recovery
    • Utility systems
    • Marine engines
    • Steam turbines
    • Turbines
    • Waste heat
    • Computer simulation


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